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Check out these Superhero books and movies

Compiled by PLS Teen Services Librarians!

Fiction

Pagan's crusade by Catherine Jinks
Pagan's Crusade
by Catherine Jinks

Pagan is a 16-year old orphan who serves a Knight Templar in this exciting series about the crusades

Whale Rider by Witi Tame Ihimaera
Whale Rider
by Witi Tame Ihimaera

Kahu must prove to her Grandfather that she is the next leader of their Maori tribe, even though she's just a girl. The movie is almost as good.

The Grounding of Group 6 by Julian F. Thompson
The Grounding of Group 6
by Julian F. Thompson

A group of 16-year olds think they're going to an exclusive boarding school on a remote island, only to find out they're going to be murdered.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini Eragon
by Christopher Paolini

Now is the time to read this epic adventure about Eragon and his dragon companion written by a teenager. The sequel is due out in August. If you loved the Lord of the Rings movies, try this one.

Luna : a novel by Julie Anne Peters Luna : a novel
by Julie Anne Peters

Being true to yourself is one form of heroism. Liam decides to tell his family he is a girl trapped in a boy's body in this sensitive novel about family relationships and identity.

Non-Fiction

The action hero's handbook : how to catch a great white shark,  perform the Jedi mind trick, track a fugitve, and dozens of other TV and  movie skills by David  Borgenicht
The action hero's handbook : how to catch a great white shark, perform the Jedi mind trick, track a fugitve, and dozens of other TV and movie skills
by David Borgenicht

Learn how to track a fugitive and other useful skills.

Profiles in courage for our time
Profiles in courage for our time Each chapter describes a modern day individual who has fought for justice in America.
Do unto others : extraordinary acts of ordinary people by Samuel  Oliner Do unto others : extraordinary acts of ordinary people
by Samuel Oliner

Stories of regular people performing heroic acts.

9-11 : the world's finest comic book writers and artists tell  stories to remember 9-11 : the world's finest comic book writers and artists tell stories to remember Stories and tales about September 11, 2001 in a graphic novel format.
From girls to grrrlz : a history of [Venus, symbol for female]  comics from teens to zines  by Trina Robbins From girls to grrrlz : a history of [Venus, symbol for female] comics from teens to zines
by Trina Robbins

Discover how women are shown in comics from the 1940s to nowadays with over 150 color drawings.

Manga mania villains : how to draw the dastardly characters of  Japanese comics by Christopher Hart Manga mania villains : how to draw the dastardly characters of Japanese comics
by Christopher Hart

The best hero needs a good villain.

The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

Find out what it feels like to live in hiding in an occupied county from one of the most famous teens in modern history.

Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get  back on the board by Bethany Hamilton Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board
by Bethany Hamilton

You've read about the harrowing shark attack that took Bethany's arm, but find out how she got back on her board in her memoir. There are awesome color photographs, including one of the shark.

DVD's

Real Women Have Curves Real Women Have Curves 18-year old Ana must fight for her dream to attend college in New York City when her family expects her to work in her sister's dress shop. PG-13
Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon Dynamite is a geek's kind of hero, the kind that spends his days drawing mythical beasts and battling with his big brother. Napoleon campaigns to get his best friend elected class president so the "regular" kids can have power. PG
Unbreakable Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan creates a new superhero when a suburban father discovers he is indestructable. PG-13
Unbreakable Incredibles See what happens when a family of superheroes tries to be "normal" in this Oscar-winning animate